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CCIM Connections Podcast

The name says it all. CCIM Connections Podcast, the companion to The CCIM Institute's quarterly magazine, features leading industry personalities tackling the topics that matter most to commercial real estate professionals today. You'll hear their stories, their insights, and their best practices to inspire, motivate, and make a tangible difference in how you do business. 

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A Discussion on the Top 10 Issues in Commercial Real Estate with Kathleen Rose, CCIM, CRE

Kathleen Rose, CCIM, CRE, is a Founder, President, and CEO of Rose and Associates Southeast, Inc. She has combined decades of development and commercial real estate experience to build a boutique woman-owned consulting practice. Rose is a Chief Problem Solver consultant, facilitator, instructor, developer, investor, speaker, and author. She received her CCIM Designation in 1989 and holds the Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) designation. Each year the Counselors of Real Estate identifies current and emerging issues expected to have the most significant impact on all real estate sectors. Now in its 11th year, and with many of the issues interrelated, the 2024 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate can be grouped into three general categories: Economy & Markets, Government & Regulatory, and Change & Risk Management. Listen now to hear Rose talk more in-depth about some of the most pressing issues in this year’s Top 10.

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Expanding Your Business Through Consulting and Investing with Patricia Lynn, CCIM

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The podcast, “Expanding Your Business Through Consulting and Investing with Patricia Lynn, CCIM,” discusses what makes for successful consultants and investors, how to get started with these endeavors, and the importance of lifelong education to business achievement. Patricia Lynn, CCIM, is the principal/founder of Lynnk, a commercial real estate consultant company, and ExceedCE, a continuing education firm focused on real estate. She joins the podcast to share details on her new course, “Building a Commercial Real Estate Consulting or Investing Business,” which helps CRE professionals diversify their revenue streams outside the brokerage model. Lynn has been a CCIM Institute Instructor since 1986.

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The Potential for Big Deals in Smaller Markets with David Wilson, CCIM, VP with Ryan Companies

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The podcast, “The Potential for Big Deals in Smaller Markets with David Wilson, CCIM, VP with Ryan Companie”, outlines the opportunities in rural and smaller markets, specifically in the industrial and warehouse sector. David Wilson, CCIM, Iowa-based vice president of real estate development at Ryan Companies US Inc. and past president of the CCIM Institute, joins the podcast to discuss the challenges in uncertain economic conditions. Wilson uses his experience closing more than $1 billion in transactions for development projects in 15 states to discuss how cooperation and communication are keys in closing large transactions. He also discusses his activity with the CCIM Institute and the value of giving back to the commercial real estate industry.

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Readying CRE Assets for Disaster with CCIM Chief Economist K.C. Conway, CCIM, CRE, MAI

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The podcast, “Readying CRE Assets for Disaster with CCIM Chief Economist K.C. Conway, CCIM, CRE, MAI,” details how commercial real estate professionals can minimize damage and disruption from disasters — both natural and man-made — through planning, communication, and cooperation. K.C. Conway, CCIM, CRE, MAI, chief economist for CCIM Institute and principal and cofounder of Red Shoe Economics,  joins the podcast to discuss his latest Commercial Real Estate Insights report, “Disaster Preparation, Response, and Recovery.”

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Taking Stock of the Data Center Boom with Andy Cvengros, SVP with JLL

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The podcast, “Taking Stock of the Data Center Boom with Andy Cvengros, SVP with JLL,” discusses the healthy demand in the sector, challenges in site selection, and how investors and developers can overcome short-term economic headwinds. Andy Cvengros, senior vice president with JLL and a member of the firm’s Technology Solutions Practice, joins the podcast to detail opportunities for commercial real estate professionals in secondary and tertiary markets as the sector continues to expand. Cvengros specializes in acquisition and disposition of heavy infrastructure and data center assets.

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REITs Remain Steady Despite Headwinds with Gina Szymanski of AEW Capital Management

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The podcast, “REITs Remain Steady Despite Headwinds with Gina Szymanski of AEW Capital Management,” details sectors with promise, like manufactured housing and industrial and also acknowledges some economic headwinds that could prove troublesome in 2023. Gina Szymanski, director and portfolio manager at AEW Capital Management, one of the world’s largest real estate investment managers with $73.5 billion in assets under management, joins the podcast.

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Optimizing Healthy Buildings with Joanna Frank, president and CEO of CfAD

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The podcast, “Optimizing Healthy Buildings with Joanna Frank, president and CEO of CfAD,” discusses potential improvements in the multifamily sector to improve tenant satisfaction, while limiting owner/operator expenditure. Joanna Frank, president and CEO of the Center for Active Design, joins the podcast.  Frank’s company operates Fitwel, a CDC-developed certification system that emphasizes practical design and operational strategies for buildings and communities to optimize health. Frank also offers practical advice for CRE professionals who want to improve assets through improved air quality, increased green space, and healthy food options.

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The Value and Versatility of 1031 Exchanges with Scott Saunders, SVP with Asset Preservation Inc.

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The podcast, “The Value and Versatility of 1031 Exchanges with Scott Saunders, SVP with Asset Preservation Inc.,” discusses the current state of 1031 exchanges and the immense value they provide to commercial real estate and the national economy as a whole. Scott Saunders outlines the many uses of 1031s available to CRE professionals and how the industry can leverage such tools in response to the large-scale changes as a result of COVID-19. Saunders is senior vice president of Asset Preservation Inc., a prominent national firm that specializes in 1031 exchanges.

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Inflation’s Impact on CRE with Martha Peyton, Ph.D., with Aegon Asset Management

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The podcast, “Inflation’s Impact on CRE with Martha Peyton, Ph.D., with Aegon Asset Management,” provides context to all the discussion of inflation. Long considered a hedge against inflation, commercial real estate continues to face challenges in the face of COVID-19 and war in Ukraine, but opportunities are available in all property sectors for smart, knowledgeable investors. Martha Peyton, Ph.D., managing director and global head real assets research at Aegon Asset Management, joins the podcast. Peyton is responsible for the development and application of research to real asset strategies. 

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5 Years In, Opportunity Zones Pack Potential with Reid Thomas with JTC Americas

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The podcast, “5 Years In, Opportunity Zones Pack Potential with Reid Thomas with JTC Americas,” discusses the continued potential for investment and development in opportunity zones. Reid Thomas, chief revenue officer and managing director of JTC Americas, the North American division of JTC Group, joins the podcast. Five years after the legislation was passed, Thomas shares why it’s still an attractive opportunity for direct investment in underdeveloped and underserved communities. While continued changes could come from Washington, D.C., Thomas sees opportunity zones as a part of commercial real estate that’s here to stay.